For purposes of this blog post I am going to be calling this style of site “Wide Web 2.0″, I know web 2.0 isn’t a design style nor should it be, but these style of sites starting appearing on web apps and web 2.0 sites. They basically consist of vertical areas which stretch 100% of the screen with a fixed width center that houses the content. Other characteristics are gradients, gloss effects and large footer areas containing more content. Lets take a look at some examples …
Church Plant Media
Giant Peach Design
Future of Online Advertising
As always, if you have more to add to this collection please leave them in the comments.